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Tunisia: huge losses incurred by businessmen because of ports

This is what was reported by the Arabic-language newspaper “Assarih” in its edition of Monday, February 27, 2017, quoting a report of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts.

Several businessmen have repeatedly expressed their dismay at the slowness of the administrative procedures at the port of Radès and the lost hours spent in recovering their equipment, in particular raw materials and sensitive materials that may be affected by weather conditions.

The Cabinet meeting has agreed at a recent meeting in Tunis to set up the deep water port of Enfidha.

Technical studies are expected to be launched very shortly to begin work on the 1500-meter platform planned in the project.

Works could start in 2018 while studies are due to be completed in the course of this year.

The “Enfidha” project should in the short term decongest the port of Rades and increase the trade flows to Tunisia.


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